Unformatted text preview: for evidence of facial or peripheral edema, auscultate lung sounds, and report the weight gain to the physician.
Tachypnea and an increased blood pressure would occur with fluid accumulation. Diaphoresis is a sign of CHF but is not
specific to fluid accumulation, and usually occurs with exertional activities.
CHF ± A patent ductusarteriosus is failure of the fetal ductusarteriosus (artery connecting the aorta and the pulmonary
artery) to close. A characteristic machinery-like murmur is present and the infant may show signs of congestive heart failure.
Aortic stenosis is a narrowing or stricture of the aortic valve. Atrial septal defect is an abnormal opening between the atria.
Ventricular septal defect is an abnormal opening between the right and left ventricles.
102. Cleft lip After cleft lip repair, the infant should be positioned supine or on the side lateral to the repair to prevent contact of the
suture lines with the bed linens. Placing the infant on the left side rather than supine immediately after surgery is best to prevent
the risk of aspiration if the infant vomits.
103. Esophageal Atresia
Any child who exhibits the ³...
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